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Category Archive: Pointless Poll

May 09 2013

Ja, we shall invade this Austrian poll

Hey, I thought Europe was more secular…so why is this poll going the wrong way? Oh, because it’s in Catholic Austria. In German: Sollen Kruzifixe aus den Klassenzimmern verbannt werden? 17,68% – Ja, denn Religion soll Privatsache bleiben. 77,04% – Nein, denn das Christentum hat in Österreich jahrhundertelange Tradition. 5,28% – Egal, es liegt sowieso …

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Apr 17 2013

Malkin’s stupidity is seeping into Iowa soil!

Once again, ignorant people are whining about science. Michelle Malkin’s outrage that the NSF funded research into snail sex is now the subject of a poll in Iowa newspapers. Is spending $877,000 to help fund a UI study using snails to study the advantages of sexual vs. asexual reproduction a waste of federal money? Yes. …

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Apr 15 2013

Kentucky poll could use your help

It’s very oddly phrased. It’s about educators trying to improve the quality of science teaching, and one choice is to agree, because they need improving…and the other is to disagree, because of this “teach all sides” nonsense they get from organizations like the Discovery Institute. But that’s irrelevant; teaching about evolution and climate change is …

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Mar 26 2013

Poll on gay marriage—not on our supreme court case, but in New Zealand

Wait, it’s our Supreme Court that is considering arguments on gay marriage. I guess New Zealanders can also consider it an important issue, but why are they getting is so wrong? Which of the following best fits your view about marriage law? It should remain only between a man and a woman. 56%It should be …

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Mar 20 2013

Prayer poll

Not another one of these — all over the country, towns open their council meetings with pointless prayers, and when someone points out that that is unconstitutional and stupid, they go whining to their local paper or radio station and make an appeal to the Christian sheep in their region. So this is just one …

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Mar 10 2013

A punishment poll

The Magdalene Laundries were a horrible blot on Irish history — thousands of young women and girls were basically enslaved by the Catholic church and abused and exploited. The Irish government is taking steps to make amends and be open about this unsavory taint, and one of the things proposed is to pay compensation to …

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Mar 07 2013

An Australian Football poll

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And it’s not about those weird rules! Someone got very upset at those gays flaunting their sexuality at games. Lest you think that maybe she’s homophobic, she added this in an interview later: “I am not homophobic. I know lots of gay people.” Ah, classic! Obviously, this issue needs a poll. I would have thought …

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Feb 27 2013

Can you handle two polls in a day?

Here’s another one. A few Australian political leaders are taking a cue from the Americans and following a piecemeal approach to destroy abortion rights. You know how this works: the majority of the population favors those rights (and gay rights, and marijuana decriminialization, and so many other reasonable positions), so the haters get into office …

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Feb 27 2013

Netroots Nation offering admission by poll?

Netroots Nation is the big progressive political conference sponsored by the gang at the Daily Kos. It’s being held in San Jose this year, at the end of June. They are opening the doors to their exhibition hall and giving 6 organizations free booth space — and among those vying for a slot is American …

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Feb 24 2013

A Canadian poll on abortion

I thought Canadians had more sense than this: an MP, Jeff Watson, would like to know if you’d like a complete ban on all abortions. Right now, 37% of his constituency seem to think that’s just fine and dandy. Maybe he needs some global input? Which best describes your position:. I support fully taxpayer-funded abortion, …

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